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CHAMPIONS OF THE YEAR LED BY THE CORPS NETWORK AND CONSERVATION LEGACY, the Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps recognizes individuals from partner organizations who have gone above and beyond to engage Corps and help train the next generation of conservation and preservation professionals with the Champion of the Year Award. The following Conservation Legacy partners are 2017’s winners and nominees: •MERLENE MAZYCK U.S. Forest Service •GEORGE MCDONALD National Park Service •DR. CALVERT CURLEY Bureau of Indian Affairs “Not only has Calvert’s support helped the Ancestral Lands Navajo Program get a foot hold and grow to a sustainable capacity, but he has also had the understanding to help support the program through mistakes, growing pains, and hence support the long term ability of our program to serve our community.” –Anthony Ciocco , SCC Ancestral Lands NOMINEES: DONNA RICHARDSON Grand Canyon National Park “Donna has been a willing advocate for Corps programs and has worked hard to ensure the sustainability of providing educationally rich and personally challenging growth opportunities for Corpsmembers at the park.” –Paul Schmidt, AZCC TODD ROEDER Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP “Todd works to engage youth on NPS land literally out their back door. He assists in fostering a land ethic for youth hailing from urban and rural areas alike.” –Brenna Kelly, SECC LONNIE PILKINGTON Glen Canyon Natural Recreation Area “Lonnie’s unyielding dedication to science, environmental education and youth development is apparent: he goes above and beyond to provide youth participants a robust experience that shapes their perspective of the natural world and their relationship to it.” –Natalie Pyrooz, SCC KEVEN WALKER Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation “Mr. Walker was able to use his local knowledge of public land management and community involvement to help guide a new program that completed over 6,300 hours of service work with three field crews.” –Zach Foster, GAVCC

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2016 Conservation Legacy Annual Report  
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